Special thanks to those who also contributed to the request for surplus calendars, pads, and greeting cards.
We would also like to thank our patrons who supported Sayreville's Food Bank by donating to our "Souper" Bowl. Your generosity helped make this event a great success. The eye catching container was designed by Katt, a charter member of the Teen Friends of the Library. Thank you Katt!
Take a moment to view this short video emphasizing the importance of local libraries and how they are the heart of our communities! Many people feel not using a coupon is like throwing away money. Now think about all the FREE resources being thrown away (while right at your fingertips) when local libraries are not utilized. Click here!
Mondays in February, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Social media expert Ms. Deborah Bailey will be here to offer beginners' crash courses on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! These will be live, hands-on demonstrations to cover everything from starting your own account, "following" other users, posting photos, and managing your security settings. Perfect for newbies who may have started an account, but don't know what to do next! Come with your questions and get ready to learn how you can stay connected with your friends! Dates and registration on our Events calendar.
Monday, Feb. 27 at 1:00PM
Do you love classic movies? Come join us for Classic Movie Monday featuring: Singing in the Rain.
Synopsis: The 1952 American musical comedy film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies." Register now!
The Library offers basic level computer courses all year to help everyone embrace technology--not run from it! Do you have a family member or friend who needs to learn how to use a computer? Maybe you yourself could benefit from a beginners course? Let the library help! The Sayreville Public Library offers FREE basic computer instruction many times throughout the year. Please use the online classes all year-round here!
Instagram for Beginners & Beyond!- February 27 - register here!
Microsoft Word for Beginners-March 4 - register here!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners-March 11- register here!
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-March 18 - register here!
Microsoft Windows 10 for Beginners-February 25 - register here!
Mouse for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Email for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users- Try our online classes here!
Registration Policies & Class Prerequisites: First preference goes to Sayreville patrons who have not taken these classes before. You must know how to use the mouse and keyboard to take all of the above classes. Adults only, please.
Understanding Your Commitment: While these classes are free to you, it costs the library money to offer them. When you register for a class, please take your commitment seriously and notify a librarian as soon as you can if you can no longer attend. If you are registered, we will contact you a few days before class to re-confirm that you still plan on attending. Please let us know if you can no longer make it.
Monday, Mar. 6, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Wouldn't you like to maximize your tax refund? Glenn Bartram of Accredited Tax and Financial Services LLC will walk you through the process of filing the federal tax refund. Even if you think you know what you are doing, you may be missing new deductions that could save you money. Please note: This is a group presentation, and Glenn will not provide one-on-one assistance. Register here.
Dates All Throughout the Year! Join us for our monthly movie matinees to enjoy popular movie hits on our large screen and popcorn! Watch a movie and meet fellow movie enthusiasts! These matinees are for adults only. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making the Movie Matinees of 2017 possible! For more information or to register, please call 732-727-0212 ext. 25.
The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 9.
Looking to share your passion for knitting and crocheting & meet a few new crafting buddies? Enjoy this opportunity to pick up a few new tips from fellow craft addicts at this low-key club for folks who know the basics, but want to take their addiction to a whole new level! Bring your supplies and your current craft project and let the fun begin! This group is open to all residents, but adults only please. No registration required. We hope to see you there! For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. View Full Schedule!
The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Next Meeting: Friday, March 3 at 1:30PM!
Join current club members at the library to play a few rounds of Scrabble. The group is very informal and simply enjoys playing for fun! The library has a Scrabble Board, but you may bring your own also. No need to sign up in advance, just show up and make new friends! For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. View Full Schedule!
The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 16 at 2:00PM!
Gather once a month to meet with other writers to bounce ideas off of one another or clear that infamous writer's block! Special guest professional writers will join the group from time to time to give advice and talk about their experiences as writers. Adults only, please. For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. No registration required. View Full Schedule!
Next Meeting: Saturday, March 4, from 10:30AM-12:00PM.
Feeling down or discouraged? Want to increase your positivity? You need...The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group! Dr. Colleen Georges, a co-author of the Bestselling book, Contagious Optimism by David Mezzapelle, will be facilitating this new monthly wellness group designed to help grow your optimism and your overall happiness. "Positive Forward Thinking" is the ability to find the silver lining in every cloud no matter how difficult yesterday or today may be. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. However, each of us possesses personal strengths and wisdom that we can draw from in order to experience our world with increased hope, kindness, and gratitude. Through the sharing of excerpts from Contagious Optimism along with group members' personal stories, plus simple yet impactful positive psychology exercises, Dr. Georges will lead group members in boosting positivity and perseverance. For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. You can also register online now! Adults only, please. To view a video about Dr. Georges please click here.
About the Group: This ESL Group will help individuals 18 years or older speak, read, and write English with more confidence and ease! People attending this group should already have a basic understanding of the English language. This group is NOT for people who have little to no understanding of English.
Dates: Tuesdays, 2/21/17 - 5/30/17 from 6:00PM-8:00PM (dates subject to change).
How to Register: Interested ESL learners need to attend a registration date to register with the organization Literacy New Jersey, be tested by them, and then be placed into a class/group that is appropriate for their learning level. The tutors of this group have been instructed to not allow walk-ins since everyone now needs to register and get assessed before they can enter the program.
The Next Registration Date Is: Please contact the Literacy NJ office to see what dates are available at other facilities OR pick up an Interest Form at the library that should be filled out and given to a librarian who will then send it to the Literacy NJ office.
Contact Information: If you have a question OR want to see what other registration dates are available at other facilities, call the office at 732-906-5456 or (800)848-0048 or email Melissa Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also visit their site here.
Print from your own device or computer while in the library or even outside of the library! Depending on your device, there are a few different ways to take advantage of this new service. See the Detailed Instructions here for more information or talk to a librarian!
The App Is Called Boopsie--It's Fun to Use and Fun to Say!
The Sayreville Library has recently launched a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any mobile phone connected to the Internet you can instantly tap into library resources, anytime, anywhere. You can search the library catalog, check your account, ask a question, find events and more. The app even offers a feature called BookLook that allows scan an ISBN barcode anywhere you are to see if the library owns the title. If you're at a bookstore you can just scan the ISBN, see if we own it and if we do place a hold on it right from your phone. To access the library's mobile app, search "Boopsie for Libraries" in your device's marketplace and download the app. Once the app is installed, open it and search "Libraries of Middlesex." The Sayreville Library will be within the LMxPRESS group of libraries.